The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) was formed in 1991 to anticipate, seek out and resolve threats to the water quality in the Wawasee area watershed. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting education, encouraging best management practices to reduce erosion and acquiring wetlands and endangered shoreline areas. Now in our 25th year, our efforts have resulted in the acquisition and protection of over 10 miles of shoreline and 43 wetland areas totaling over 821 acres.
Non-Profit / Service Organization of the Year Award
On January 26th, 2016, the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet. WACF was surprised and honored when we were awarded the Non-Profit / Service Organization of the Year award. Accepting for the WACF was executive director Heather Harwood. In addition, WACF board member and chairman of the Education committee, Pam Schumm, was awarded Woman of the Year! Our thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for these awards.
Nature Craft Program
February 13, 2016 (in conjunction with the Syracuse Winter Festival) at 12 PM will be an opportunity to walk, snowshoe or cross country ski the trails. Informative brochures have been prepared for those that want to learn why ice floats, as well as how to recognize various trees by their bark, and animal tracks in winter. Participants may come inside the Levinson-LaBrosse Education Center to warm up and make a craft to feed the birds which may be taken home.
WACF Education Center
11586 N SR 13, Syracuse, IN 46567